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State Sen. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) briefs Capitol reporters in Jefferson City on March 11, 2021 (file photo courtesy of the governor's Flickr page)

Historically black college legislation heads to a Missouri House committee

State Sen. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) briefs Capitol reporters in Jefferson City on March 11, 2021 (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page)

The state Senate has given final approval to legislation that encourages Missourians to observe Historically Black College and University Week in September.

State Sen. Barbara Washington (D-Kansas City) sponsors the bipartisan bill, which will be heard Thursday morning by the House Higher Education Committee. Senator Washington will testify before the House committee.

Senator Washington’s one-page Senate Bill 718 recognizes the importance of Jefferson City’s Lincoln University and St. Louis’ Harris Stowe State University, the two historically black colleges and universities in Missouri.

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